Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
All of a sudden our washing machine started dancing across the floor. No problem...just rearrange the clothes! Still dancing. After about 2 days of this, Tommy went to the internet to find out what was wrong.
It was fixable, but required a special tool and by the time we bought the part, and the tool, it wouldn't pay us to fix it. (It's very old. It was here in the parsonage when we moved in.)
So...off to Home Depot we went. We picked out a washer that was going to cost about $700. Then I happened to think of something so I asked the clerk, "Do you have any scratch and dent?" He said he thought there was one on the back wall. Sure enough, there was one! It looked brand new and was half what the new one cost.
They don't deliver, scratch and dent, so John boy and I loaded it into the back of the car. (Tommy had had surgery on his hip so couldn't help.) We brought it into the house after John boy put his back to a very heavy shelf (full of stuff) in the laundry room and moved it enough to get the washer in the door. We hooked it up and started it up.
It screamed like a banshee. I have never heard a washer do that before so pretty sure it isn't supposed to happen. We started over, thinking we had done something wrong. NOPE! Once again, it screamed like a banshee.
So....off to Home Depot we went....again! After getting our money back we returned home. On the way, our friend Ross called and told us to get in touch with our preacher Paul. He said he might have a connection of a place to buy one at a reasonable price. We texted him and he texted back, "Just go next door to the warehouse and get the one in the kitchen there. It's practically new and is rarely used!"
So...off to the warehouse we went. Once again John boy and I maneuvered the washer in the door, and after moving the shelf once again (this washer was larger than the first one we bought!), we hooked up yet another washing machine.
This washer is used but looks brand new. It's the nicest washer I have every had, and it was free.
Tell me that the Lord doesn't provide. I'll tell you a story about a washing machine!